JG BottleKey

The JG BottleKey is here!Buy @ Steve Weiss Music

A bottle opener - drum key - and keychain all in one. Made from stainless steel for durability, the JG BottleKey has an ergonomic shape and fits easily in your pocket.

The JG BottleKey measures 3" long and 1.75" tall.

Hear what people are saying about the JG BottleKey:

"This is a must-have for drummers everywhere." - Luisa N.

"The design makes tuning drums a snap ... and opening bottles is effortless." - David C.

"It fits in my pocket so I always have it at the gig. This is the one drumkey you will never lose!" - Ben I.

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Method Books

Method for Vibraphone

by Rusty Burge

Method for Vibraphone

  • A new vibraphone method that combines technique study with creating
    ideas for improvisation
  • For both jazz and classical mallet players
  • Includes video demonstrations of all material presented
  • Printable pattern sheets and chord changes
  • Digital book (pdf format) for tablets (iOS and Android) and computers
    (Mac and Windows)

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Rusty Burge joined the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music faculty in 1992 as a member of Percussion Group Cincinnati, with whom he has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Recent performances include the Japan World Drum Festival, Chinese International Music Festival, Taipei International Percussion Convention, the Ravinia Festival, Merkin Hall in New York City and the International Percussion Convention. He has recorded with the Group for the Mode, Centaur, Einstein and Ars Moderno labels. The Group has also made concerto appearances with more than twenty different symphony orchestras.

He was formerly principal percussionist with the West Virginia Symphony and plays extra percussion with the Cincinnati Symphony and Opera. He received his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and a masters degree from CCM. Professor Burge teaches percussion, jazz vibraphone and directs the CCM Steel band.  He is an active jazz vibraphonist who has recorded for Summit, J Curve Records, Human Records and Telarc. Recent jazz performances with Ted Nash, Rich Perry, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, Rufus Reid, Steve Allee, Roland Vazquez and Michael Spiro, His latest recording (March 2012) is Transitions with Kim Pensyl and Mike Sharfe on Summit Records.

Exercises for the Beginning Percussionist

by Jason Ginter

Excercises for the Beginning Percussionist

Jason's book, Exercises for the Beginning Percussionist is available for $15.00. Please email us for more information.

An excellent resource for teaching students of all levels, Exercises features sections covering the snare drum, mallet percussion, drum set and timpani. Easy to read, with clear and concise etudes and exercises, this book is a must-have for percussion educators and students.

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"Jason Ginter's book Exercises for the Beginning Percussionist is an excellent resource for the young percussionist. The book covers the fundamentals of each major percussion instrument. Each section is carefully organized to cover a complete set of exercises and short etudes that are paramount in building a strong technical foundation. Snare Drum, mallets, drum set and timpani are all included...all in a user-friendly way that students will easily relate to. I highly recommend this book!"

Russell Burge
Percussion Group Cincinnati
Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

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